Kingswood

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Chris Skidmore
, have the following results:
  • 23,252 total votes taken.
  • 48.3% share of the total vote
  • +7.9% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Jo McCarron
, have the following results:
  • 14,246 total votes taken.
  • 29.6% share of the total vote
  • -5.7% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Duncan Odgers
, have the following results:
  • 7,133 total votes taken.
  • 14.8% share of the total vote
  • +11.6% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Adam Boyden
, have the following results:
  • 1,827 total votes taken.
  • 3.8% share of the total vote
  • -13.1% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Cezara Nanu
, have the following results:
  • 1,370 total votes taken.
  • 2.8% share of the total vote
  • +2.0% change in share of the votes
British National Party
, with candidate Julie Lake
, have the following results:
  • 164 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • -2.4% change in share of the votes
TUSC
, with candidate Richard Worth
, have the following results:
  • 84 total votes taken.
  • 0.2% share of the total vote
  • +0.2% change in share of the votes
Vapers in Power
, with candidate Liam Bryan
, have the following results:
  • 49 total votes taken.
  • 0.1% share of the total vote
  • +0.1% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 9,006 18.7%
Turnout
70.8%

Vote share

Party %
CON 48.3
LAB 29.6
UKIP 14.8
LD 3.8
GRN 2.8
BNP 0.3

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+11.6
CON
+7.9
GRN
+2.0
BNP
-2.4
LAB
-5.7
LD
-13.1

Latest updates Kingswood

08.05.2015

06:15
Breaking

Conservative hold

Chris Skidmore retains Kingswood for the Conservatives (23,252 votes) with an increased majority. In second place is Labour's Jo McCarron who drops 5.7% with 14,246 votes.

00:21
tweet

BBC Radio Bristol's Caroline Densley tweets: Hello from the Grange School in #southgloucestershire here for the #kingswood count #ge2015 more after 0100 @bbcrb

00:14

Analysis of the constituency

Chris Brierley
BBC political reporter
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Kingswood is the most marginal seat in the BBC Radio Bristol area - and one Labour should be winning back if they have any hope of getting into power.

But Ashcroft polls in April put the Tories ahead - even more so than in 2010 - which would see Chris Skidmore re-elected.

But the collapse of the Liberal Democrat vote and the rise of UKIP will be big factors in the final result here.

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09.04.2015

09:55

Candidates fight for campus site

An unwanted college campus near Bristol must remain in use for education, the area's election candidates agree.

02.04.2015

09:35

Mapping the opinion polls

Explore a map of constituency polling in the run-up to the 2015 general election.
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Constituency profile

The seat of Kingswood is situated in south Gloucestershire, on the eastern border of the city of Bristol, with many residents commuting to the city to work. Major employers locally includeRolls-Royce, which has a defence aerospace site in Bristol, Royal Mail and insurance firm SunLife,which is headquartered nearby. Smaller-scale local industries and manufacturing businesses have been in steep decline in recent decades.

Just under 18% of working-age residents in this seat are in part-time employment, according to ONS 2011 Census statistics for England and Wales, which is the highest constituency ranking. The Conservatives regained this seat, which was established in 1974, from Labour at the 2010 election after 18 years of Labour rule. Chris Skidmore won 40.4% of the vote, followed by Labour on 35.3%, Liberal Democrats 16.8% and UKIP 3.2%.